A majority of Congressmen will repair to Griffith Stadium Monday for the first day of the baseball season. For the first time, pondering baseball's status under the antitrust laws, they can say it is a business trip.
?Spring Training for Ted
Ted Williams, the adult enfant terrible of the baseball world, wound up his spring vocal training with a blast at the U.S. Marine Corps and politicos who let the Marines recall him to service in Korea, later beat a tactical retreat, said he loved the Marines, tapered off grumbling about Joe Louis' tax bill.
The Soviet Union, which has claimed the invention of everything from the electric light bulb to the airplane, has invented a new inner history of the 1956 Olympics. Allen Dulles' CIA, say the Soviets, tempted Red athletes with toothsome blondes and propaganda at Melbourne, while Allen's brother John Foster (oddly enough) forbade American athletes to fraternize with their Russian counterparts.
?Out of the Alley
The American Bowling Congress, squeamish about the connotation of the word "alley," has started a quiet campaign among its members to call the bowling arena a lane, thus rescuing its membership from an alley environment.